Monthly Archives: August 2011

Dog and documentation disaster (Rousse)

As EH passed the Patch the Jack Russell terrier over to me in the office I worked out that he must be at least 35 years old. He also a long way from his home with the S family in … Continue reading

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The crossed asparagus spears of London (Belle)

My friend AD was showing me a magazine feature on personalised registration plates and the people to whom they belonged – plus how much they had paid for them. We spotted a few people we knew. By far the most … Continue reading

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NHS funding crisis: solutions Dreamaticus-style (Rousse)

The local hospital held a fund-raising sale of old medical equipment. When I spotted the beautiful collection of old porcelain bed pans and potties I knew instantly that LF would want to buy them all. However, her contribution – though … Continue reading

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The dangers of internet shopping (Belle)

While showing off my internet auctions skills I accidentally bought a painting by Gustav Klimt for £1million. Shortly afterwards there was a London-wide blackout and I planned to excuse my time-wasting purchase as a ‘power surge’.

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Rousse dismantles international drug trafficking ring

My role in the efforts to combat international drug trafficking was so important that I was forced into hiding. Meanwhile my learned pal CO and buzzy AB worked tirelessly to ensure that I would never be discovered across the border … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela a surprise breakfast guest (Belle)

It wasn’t clear who my breakfast guests were at first. They had arrived via speedboat from the other side of the bay and were wrapped up in full-length, hooded, fake leopardskin gowns. Only when they removed their hoods did I … Continue reading

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Beckham crisis for HRH Queen Elizabeth II (Rousse)

It was a constitutional crisis. The Queen herself conveyed the disappointing news to a bewildered nation: contrary to popular belief, David and Victoria Beckham were not legally married.

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